Harry Kane closes in on another goal record with brace vs Crystal Palace

Spurs and England star Harry Kane is within touching distance of another all-time scoring record thanks to a double during his side’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace last night.

With the brace, Kane moves within two goals of the all-time Spurs top scorer, Jimmy Greaves. Currently, the Tottenham legend leads with 266 strikes. Harry Kane is just behind now, on 264.

When he inevitably breaks Greaves’ legendary tally, Kane will then be both his club and country’s all-time leading scorer. During last month’s World Cup, the England captain matched Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 England goals.

Manager Antonio Conte sang his striker’s praises whilst reflecting on Spurs’ victory last night.

“I think to speak about Harry, we waste time to explain about the type of player he is,” said Conte, via The Independent. “I repeat, we are talking about a really world-class striker and he’s going to beat every record with the goals.”

The Italian also pointed out how Harry Kane brings much more to the pitch than his goalscoring record.

“For us he’s an important point of reference,” added the Spurs boss. “Not only for the goal but also on the pitch with Hugo [Lloris] our captain. Especially in the difficult moments, you know that Harry is ready to fight, ready to help teammates, and ready to solve the situation with a goal or assist.

“To continue this way, to face every situation positive or negative, always with great spirit, character, to overcome the difficulty I think in this period and also before the start of the World Cup.”

Heung-Min Son also picked up a much-needed goal in the win over the Eagles. Thanks to the Korean star’s strike, he and Harry Kane also picked up another record.

Harry Kane and Heung-min Son break another PL record

Their goals in yesterday’s 4-0 win were the 34th game in which Kane and Son had both scored. This is now the most times a duo has found the net during the same match in Premier League history – overtaking the previous holders, who had 33.

But who did Kane and Son surpass, I hear you ask?

This stat’s previous leaders were Liverpool pair Mo Salah and Sadio Mane. Unfortunately, this pair will not be able to fight back to reclaim top spot as Mane is now at Bayern Munich.

For the Spurs duo, though, this is another piece of history that they can lay claim to. Last year, they became the leading pair for goal combinations (i.e. one scoring, the other assisting) in League history.

Both of these stats are a testament to what will surely go down as an iconic Premier League attacking pair. And Spurs needed them both last night as they picked up a vital win at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace 0-4 Spurs

Following a goalless first half, Tottenham finally hit some form and put four past Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

Harry Kane opened the scoring for Spurs just after the interval when he nodded home an Ivan Perisic cross. From here, chances were aplenty for the visitors.

Minutes later, the England star had his second with a decisive finish into the far bottom corner. The impressive Bryan Gil got the assist, his first in the Premier League.

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As Spurs continued to find space, Matt Doherty added a third with a left-footed strike from inside the box. Heung-Min Son then completed the rout just past the 70th minute mark with just his fourth goal of the season. Last year’s golden boot winner had been on a barren spell, his last topflight goal coming in his hat-trick at Leicester in September.

Thankfully, though, a slice of fortune enabled Spurs’ No.7 to snap his cold streak. Marc Guehi couldn’t deal with a high ball under pressure from Son, who was able to get a shot away. A slight deflection sent the ball flying into the bottom left corner past a helpless Guaita in the Palace net.

This much-needed win keeps Tottenham within touching distance of Man United in fourth place. However, the Red Devils do have a game in hand. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, drop a couple of places to twelfth.  

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